17. November 2018 | Podiumsdiskussion »EUROPA TRANSIT. Ein Kontinent zwischen Konflikt und Friedensversprechen«


Unter diesem Titel findet vom 16. bis 18. November 2018 ein mehrtägiger Workshop in den Technischen Sammlungen Dresden statt, der ein Filmfestival, Kunstaktionen und Diskussionen einschließt. Die Veranstaltung ist Teil des gleichnamigen Projekts im EU-Programm »Europe for Citizens«, an dem Partnergruppen aus mehreren europäischen Städten teilnehmen.

Im Festivalprogramm werden auch mehrere Filme eines bemerkenswerten Projekts der europäischen Kulturhauptstadt 2016, Donostia / San Sebastian gezeigt: Unter dem Titel EUROPA TRANSIT haben spanische Filmemacher*innen in zehn Städten zwischen Belfast und Moskau, zwischen Ceuta und Dresden die konfliktreiche Gegenwart Europas reflektiert und zu ihrer Lebenswelt in Beziehung gesetzt. Entstanden sind berührende und zur Diskussion herausfordernde Beschreibungen der Probleme und Chancen unseres Kontinents.

Vor dem Hintergrund dieses Filmerlebnisses laden wir zu einer Posdiumsdiskussion über Europa als Konfliktraum und Friedensprojekt ein. Xuban Intxausti (Barcelona), Regisseur von EUROPA TRANSIT, und die Filmemacherin Barbara Lubich (Dresden) werden die filmischen Impulse im Gespräch mit Matthias Neutzner (MEMORARE PACEM) aufgreifen und weiterführen.

  • Zeit: Sonnabend, 17. November 2018, 19 Uhr
  • Ort: Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Junghansstraße 1 bis 3 (Eingang Schandauer Straße), 01277 Dresden
  • In Kooperation mit: Jugend- und Kulturprojekt Dresden e.V.  | Landeshauptstadt Dresden
  • Aktuelle Informationen zum gesamten Programm des Festivals (u.a.: Tanzperformance La Transplanisphere | Ausstellung: »BITTE ÖFFNEN. Kisten des Könnens von Flüchtlingen« | Fotoausstellung »Stories of migration« | Medienworkshop | Zine-Workshop |Storytelling Workshop)


As European Capital of Culture 2016 (dss2016.eu), the city of Donostia/San Sebastián, in the Basque country, has engaged in numerous activities with a primary focus on culture and dialogue as the roads towards improved coexistence. Europa Transit, one of the programs of DSS2016, is a collection of ten documentary films, shot in ten European cities that are or have been witness to wars or conflict: Ceuta (Spain), Sarajevo (Bosnia Herzegovina), Pristina (Kosovo), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Paphos (Cyprus), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece), Moscow (Russia), Wroclaw (Poland) and Dresden (Germany).

Ceuta (Spanien)

Sonnabend, 17. November 2918, 14:30 Uhr | Museumskino

Sergi Cámara is a documentary photojournalist who has spent more than 10 years working at the Southern frontier of Europe. His new project is to photograph immigrants who have been living in the old continent for a while now as well as to ask them to send a message to the people that have just crossed the border. The photographs and messages will be displayed in the CETI (Centre for Temporary Stay of Immigrants) in Ceuta, where more than 800 people are waiting for the Spanish Ministry of the Interior to authorise them to pass to the Peninsula. The photographs are exhibited on the wall at the entrance to the CETI and the reaction of the migrants is surprising and exciting at the same time. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Sarajevo (Bosnien-Herzegovina)

Sonnabend, 17. November 2018, 21 Uhr | Goldberg-Saal

Basque artist Maite Arroitajauregi »Mursego« travels to Sarajevo and Gorazde to create a musical piece based on Albinoni’s Adagio, which Vedran Smailovic (»the Cellist of Sarajevo«) played whilst sniper fire continued to surround him, to pay tribute to the 22 civilians that were annihilated as they queued for bread. Mursego uncovers the consequences of war and the current situation in Bosnia Herzegovina first-hand through testimonies of the country’s people. Testimonies from female fighters, thinkers, veterans, students and musicians who inspire her with sounds for her concert in Sarajevo. A documentary about the ability to overcome trauma and the power of music. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Belfast (Nordirland)

Sonnabend, 17. November 2018, 14:30 Uhr | Goldberg-Saal

Sira Abenoza, a professor of philosophy, believes that most of the conflicts in society are caused by a lack of dialogue. Based on this premise, she has been organising meetings between people of different origins and statuses, be these economic, political, social or of any other type. After implementing her method in Spain and South America, she is travelling to Northern Ireland to bring together former members of the IRA and loyalist paramilitary groups, an ex-British soldier and an ex-policeman around the same table. Together they embark on a dialogue which, in their own words, »is a path towards the unknown« and at the same time »the only way to build peace«. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Paphos (Zypern)

Sonnabend, 17. November 2018, 22 Uhr |Museumskino

Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided by the only wall still standing in Europe. A border that divides the island into two communities: the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot. Basque verse improviser (bertsolari) Amets Arzallus travels to Cyprus to uncover the consequences of this conflict that left many families homeless and thousands of people dead or missing. While there, he meets many local musicians and poets, with whom he discusses the country’s current situation. In parallel, Amets relates the conflict on Cyprus’ border to the one that divides the Basque Country and that has marked his own life. This documentary, narrated through the perspective and improvised verses of Amets Arzallus, discovers the consequences of two borders in today’s Europe. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Plovdiv (Bulgarien)

Sonnabend, 17. November 2018, 21 Uhr | Museumskino

Artistic duo Sra. Polaroiska (Alaitz Arenzana and Maria Ibarretxe) runs a dance workshop in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) with young members of the city’s Roma community to jointly prepare a dance show to be performed in the city centre. The relationship established between the participants and the artists portrays the precarious situation of Roma people in Bulgaria. “Street Dancers” is a documentary about how dance, the arts and culture, are all antidotes against prejudice, social exclusion and the fear of difference. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Thessaloniki (Griechenland)

Sonnabend, 17. November 2018, 17 Uhr | Museumskino

Fatima, Hassen, Delsher, Deliar, Sahad, Mohamad Nour, Yusef, Roshin, Riham, Lin…These are the names that give a face, look and desire to the almost 50 million children who have been forced to cross borders, according to UNICEF figures. On top of all their suffering, these children in transit lose the Right to Education: they can hardly write, they have no access to reading material, and they have lost the basic school habits and routines. This documentary offers an artistic activity to Syrian children at the Cherso refugee camp (in the north of Thessaloniki, Greece): the creation of an animated short film through which to express their worries and their wishes in relation to the school they don’t have and that they would like to have. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Moscow (Russland)

Sonnabend, 17. November 2018, 22 Uhr | Goldberg-Saal

According to Reporters Without Borders, Russia is ranked 148 of 180 countries in rankings of press freedom levels. However, only 11% of the population is not satisfied with the level of freedom of expression in the country. This documentary gives voice to that small portion of Russians who are not only unsatisfied with the freedom they have but who are also suffering the consequences of saying what they think. Many of them have gone to prison and some have even seen colleagues die. Journalists, human rights activists, lawyers, artists and political opponents describe the country’s complex mentality and their government’s methods to silence any dissenting voices. While this small resistance continues to struggle, Vladimir Putin’s popularity reaches 82%. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Wroclaw (Poland)

Sonnabend, 17. November 2018, 17 Uhr | Goldberg-Saal

Poland is experiencing a wave of demonstrations and attacks against refugees and immigrants. In this environment, popular initiatives and NGOs emerge to fight for a more tolerant and multicultural Poland. One such these projects is Wroclaw’s Human Library, an educational proposal that turns people into books – living books with a common denominator: discrimination. The reader who borrows one of these books will discover stories of people who, due to their race, sexual status or religion have been rejected or labelled by society. In a country that is little accustomed to diversity, this library is an opportunity to combat discrimination. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Dresden (Germany)

Freitag, 16. November 2018, 22 Uhr | Goldberg-Saal

In 2015, Germany was the only European country that offered an open-door policy to the refugees fleeing en masse from war-torn countries. As a result, Germany welcomed one million people in one year. The documentary shows the impact of this phenomenon in Dresden, a divided city with a very troubled history that influences the way its residents respond to the arrival of the refugees: for some, the town’s history and their own experiences inspire them to offer support to the newly arrived, while others use the past to create the rationale for rejecting foreigners. »Dresden Refuge« reveals that the reception of refugees has been a constant in Germany since the end of World War II, and that the distress experienced by displaced persons is the same in all the wars. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

Pristina (Kosovo)

Dieser Film ist nicht Bestandteil des Festivalprogramms. Er ist jedoch online abrufbar.

It was between February 1998 and June of 1999 that the war of Kosovo took place, a conflict that resulted in more than 13,000 missing or dead, most of these civilians. 17 years later, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers have been created, a new court to investigate crimes allegedly committed by senior officers serving in the Kosovo Liberation Army, among them, Kosovo’s current President Hashim Thaçi. The documentary reflects upon how Kosovan society has reacted to ideas to confront the darker side of its past. Victims on both sides, politicians, prosecutors, war veterans, medical examiners, members of NGOs and artists reflect on how we should look back in order to move towards a peaceful future. (Directed by Xuban Intxausti)

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